gas helmet


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gas helmet a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases
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In literature:

As one strapped on one's steel helmet and shortened the strap of one's gas-mask, the spirit of Ypres touched one's soul icily.
"Now It Can Be Told" by Philip Gibbs
Gas travels quickly, so you must not lose any time; you generally have about eighteen or twenty seconds in which to adjust your gas helmet.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
Goggles provided for this gas were nearly useless, and we all resorted to the regular gas helmet.
"A Yankee in the Trenches" by R. Derby Holmes
As for helmets an gas masks an the like all you got to do is reach your hand out the dug out door.
""Same old Bill, eh Mable!"" by Edward Streeter
They go in the satchel along with the two gas helmets.
"Letters to Helen" by Keith Henderson
He knew that to save their lives he must get their helmets on; for a few breaths of the gas will not kill.
"The Moving Picture Boys on the War Front" by Victor Appleton
We were feeling mighty sick but when we got to where the air was clear, we took off our gas helmets and we felt a little better.
"Into the Jaws of Death" by Jack O'Brien
To-day we route marched, and inspected gas helmets and ammunition this afternoon.
"Letters from France" by Isaac Alexander Mack
On each apex stood a thing like the form of a giant black woman in a waggling gas-mask and a helmet.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
A great deal of experimental laboratory and field work was done with chlorine gas and the efficiency of gas masks and helmets.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
On December 10 instruction in the use of the gas helmet was given.
"The 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's)" by Fred W. Ward
The Germans, of whom some were found in gas-helmets, had no inkling of our plan.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
Gas masks and steel helmets were additional implements of war issued to the soldiers at La Courtine.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
Strapped on his back he carried a vessel filled with condensed oxygen gas, which he could admit to the helmet in small quantities at will.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
We learned also to respect our gas masks and helmets.
"History of Ambulance Company Number 139" by Various
We were still equipping all our divisions with British gas masks and helmets.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
They carried haversacks, water-bottles, gas-helmets, bandoliers filled with cartridges, as well as rifles and bayonets.
"The Irish on the Somme" by Michael MacDonagh
They were supplied with helmets and gas masks, like the soldiers.
"Rheims and the Battles for its Possession" by Various
Has every man his gas-helmet, water-bottle, iron ration?
"The Blower of Bubbles" by Arthur Beverley Baxter

In poetry:

The gas mask lay like a blot on the empty chest,
The slanting helmets were spattered with rust and mold,
But they burrowed the hill for the machine-gun nest
As they had of old.
"1936" by Stephen Vincent Benet